List of newspapers in Scotland

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This is a List of newspapers in Scotland.

Daily newspapers[edit]

Title Market Type Print Time Location Format Scottish Circulation Foundation date
The Herald National – Quality Morning Scottish Broadsheet 43,157 1783    
The Scotsman National – Quality Morning Scottish Compact 32,435 1817    
Daily Record National – Tabloid Morning Scottish Tabloid 234,313 1895    
The Courier Regional Morning Scottish Compact 53,243 1801    
The Press and Journal Regional Morning Scottish Compact 66,679 1748    
Greenock Telegraph Local Morning Scottish Tabloid 12,773 1857    
Paisley Daily Express Local Morning Scottish Tabloid 7,232 1874    
Edinburgh Evening News Local Evening Scottish Tabloid 32,160 1873    
Evening Express Local - Aberdeen Evening Scottish Tabloid 40,722 1879    
Evening Telegraph Local - Dundee Evening Scottish Tabloid 21,444 1877    
Evening Times Local - Glasgow Evening Scottish Tabloid 42,432 1876    
The Daily Telegraph (Scottish edition) National – Quality Morning Scottish edition of UK Newspaper Broadsheet 18,270 1855    
The Times (Scottish edition) National – Quality Morning Scottish edition of UK Newspaper Compact 18,840 1785    
Scottish Daily Express National – Mid Market Morning Scottish edition of UK Newspaper Tabloid 55,441 1900    
Scottish Daily Mail National – Mid Market Morning Scottish edition of UK Newspaper Tabloid 99,304 1896  
Daily Star of Scotland National – Tabloid Morning Scottish edition of UK Newspaper Tabloid 49,030 1978    
Scottish Daily Mirror National – Tabloid Morning Scottish edition of UK Newspaper Tabloid 19,732 1903  
The Scottish Sun National – Tabloid Morning Scottish edition of UK Newspaper Tabloid 271,953 1964    
The Financial Times National – Quality Morning UK Newspaper widely available in Scotland Broadsheet 2,608 1888    
The Guardian National – Quality Morning UK Newspaper widely available in Scotland Berliner 11,105 1821    
i National – Quality Morning UK Newspaper widely available in Scotland Compact 19,231 2010    
The Independent National – Quality Morning UK Newspaper widely available in Scotland Compact 3,215 1986    
Metro, Scottish Edition National – Free Morning Scottish edition of UK Newspaper Tabloid 124,253 1999    
The Morning Star National – Mid Market Morning Scottish edition of UK Newspaper Tabloid - 1930    



Traditionally newspapers could be divided into 'quality', serious-minded newspapers (usually referred to as 'broadsheets' due to their large size) and 'tabloids', or less serious newspapers. But these definitions no longer apply, as several 'quality' papers in Scotland have followed the lead of The Independent, by adopting a tabloid format (which they prefer to refer to as 'compact' to avoid being associated with their more downmarket peers). In Scotland two broadsheet newspapers have made the switch to 'compact' format. The Scotsman did so in August 2004, and the Sunday Herald followed in November 2005.

In addition to newspapers published in Scotland, including regional editions of national newspapers, a number of local newspapers published in other parts of the British Isles are widely available.

Sunday newspapers[edit]

Title Market Type Location Format Scottish Circulation
Scotland on Sunday National – Quality Scottish Broadsheet 46,327    
Sunday Herald National – Quality Scottish Compact 31,241    
Sunday Mail National – Tabloid Scottish Tabloid 387,383    
The Sunday Post National – Tabloid Scottish Tabloid 225,387    
The Sunday Times Scotland National – Quality Scottish edition of UK Newspaper Broadsheet 61,499    
The Sunday Telegraph Scotland National – Quality Scottish edition of UK Newspaper Broadsheet 18,339    
Mail on Sunday Scotland National – Mid Market Scottish edition of UK Newspaper Tabloid 111,161    
Scottish Sunday Express National – Mid Market Scottish edition of UK Newspaper Tabloid 44,223    
Scottish Sunday Mirror National – Tabloid Scottish edition of UK Newspaper Tabloid 45,926    
The Observer National – Quality UK Newspaper widely available in Scotland Berliner 17,880    
The People National – Tabloid UK Newspaper widely available in Scotland Tabloid 30,645    
The Independent on Sunday National – Quality UK Newspaper widely available in Scotland Compact 6,317    
Daily Star Sunday National – Tabloid UK Newspaper widely available in Scotland Tabloid 61,952    

Local weekly newspapers[edit]

Aberdeen[edit]


Aberdeenshire[edit]


Angus[edit]


Argyll and Bute[edit]


Clackmannanshire[edit]


Dumfries & Galloway[edit]


Dundee[edit]


East Ayrshire[edit]


East Dunbartonshire[edit]


East Lothian[edit]


East Renfrewshire[edit]


Edinburgh[edit]


Falkirk[edit]


Fife[edit]


Glasgow[edit]


Highlands[edit]


Inverclyde[edit]

Midlothian[edit]


Moray[edit]


North Ayrshire[edit]


North Lanarkshire[edit]


Orkney[edit]


Perth & Kinross[edit]


Renfrewshire[edit]


Scottish Borders[edit]


Shetland[edit]


South Ayrshire[edit]


South Lanarkshire[edit]


Stirling[edit]


West Dunbartonshire[edit]


West Lothian[edit]


Western Isles[edit]


Specialist newspapers[edit]

UK-wide specialist newspapers widely available in Scotland[edit]

Corporate newspapers[edit]

University newspapers[edit]

Defunct newspapers[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Reid, Harry (2006) Deadline: the Story of the Scottish Press. Edinburgh: Saint Andrew Press ISBN 0-7152-0836-5

External links[edit]